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Search: Posts Made By: ajsemtb
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,881
Posted By ajsemtb
I have a V17... A restore project at best, but...

I have a V17... A restore project at best, but it sails... sort of... :) The one I bought came with a non-original main sail (from an apollo boat, its close but not the real thing) and no jib. It...
Forum: MacGregor 09-17-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
I don't remember who asked this, but the line...

I don't remember who asked this, but the line that holds the boom up is simply an eye bracket riveted to the mast at the top, and and eye bracket on the end of the boom... I'm thinking of shackling a...
Forum: MacGregor 09-16-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Hey guys, I just wanted to update and ask a few...

Hey guys, I just wanted to update and ask a few questions... Well, after a summer of sailing my Hobie and repairing it to a state of, Ican grab it and sail now, so I don't need to keep it at home, I...
Forum: MacGregor 06-30-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Okay then, why are all the rust blisters there? ...

Okay then, why are all the rust blisters there? Are they seeping out? they power wash off pretty easy, and thanks for the warning, cuz I thought it was straight metal. But it does swing fine, and...
Forum: MacGregor 06-30-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
regarding the keel issue... Mine is solid cast...

regarding the keel issue... Mine is solid cast iron too. It doesn't seem to be a fiberglass laminate that you guys are talking about. My boat is a '72. Here's a link to a pic of mine:

Picasa...
Forum: MacGregor 06-20-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
WOW!!!!! That was awesome! Thank you so much. I...

WOW!!!!! That was awesome! Thank you so much. I can't even begin to tell you how many questions you just answered, as well as questions I hadn't even thought of yet!!!! From the vids, it looks like...
Forum: MacGregor 06-18-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
That is an awesome idea!!! thanks Joe. I think...

That is an awesome idea!!! thanks Joe. I think that would help quite a few of us, those who have found this forum, and those who will eventually be doing what we're doing now! I look forward to it....
Forum: MacGregor 06-18-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
I looked up blue water yachts online catalog for...

I looked up blue water yachts online catalog for line for the V17, and it sells the same line for every boat... So I don't trust the lengths are correct for the V17 specific, but they had these...
Forum: MacGregor 06-18-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
wow, those halyard lengths seem really long......

wow, those halyard lengths seem really long... The mast is only about 20ish feet... So it would make sense for the halyards to only be double that, up and over, no need for 20 feet of excess in my...
Forum: MacGregor 06-16-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Well, I kinda put it on hiatus for a bit... After...

Well, I kinda put it on hiatus for a bit... After I got the hardware, it took a while to get the certified letter back for getting the boat registered...

However, I calculated my forestay should...
Forum: MacGregor 04-14-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Ok, let's talk about the Jib for a minute. In...

Ok, let's talk about the Jib for a minute. In your pic you have a (brass?) double clip thing (i can't think of what its called). What is that for? Does the jib furlow at all, or just a raise/lower...
Forum: MacGregor 04-12-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
how much did your new sails cost? I talked to my...

how much did your new sails cost? I talked to my local sailshop and he quoted me $675 for the main, 310 for the jib, and 10% off if i bought them both at the same time... Or used sails for a third...
Forum: MacGregor 04-07-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Well, here's what I found out: Home Depot's...

Well, here's what I found out: Home Depot's turnbuckle has stainless eye bolts, but an aluminum body. The 3/8" is rated at 350 lbs. They also had some that were zinc plated that were cheaper, but...
Forum: MacGregor 04-07-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
thanks for the site, I checked on a main and a...

thanks for the site, I checked on a main and a jib, and they have a couple that might work for my boat/budget. My question to everyone is what difference does the fabric weight make? There were 4...
Forum: MacGregor 04-07-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
I guess I should have known about the side stay...

I guess I should have known about the side stay chainplate. I was thinking of the front of the boat, not the sides. Now this is an honest question, I was at walmart and in the hardware section they...
Forum: MacGregor 04-07-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Okay, after looking at this rigging pic I have a...

Okay, after looking at this rigging pic I have a couple more questions. What is the diameter and length of the turnbuckle? And it just attaches to the forestay with a pin? I was at home depot and...
Forum: MacGregor 04-06-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Hey guys, how long is the forestay cable on the...

Hey guys, how long is the forestay cable on the V17? I've got a rope for mine... Gonna go get the steel cable in a couple days.Thanks
Forum: MacGregor 03-25-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Hey, does anyone on here have an extra Jib sail...

Hey, does anyone on here have an extra Jib sail that they don't use, don't need that they would sell? And/or a main sail too, I suppose because I got word that the mainsail I got with my boat is...
Forum: MacGregor 03-24-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
Also, I have parts left over from my first...

Also, I have parts left over from my first crashed H16. What length and diameter is the forestay? I started thinking I may have enough spare parts from the Hobie to refit what I'm missing here...
Forum: MacGregor 03-24-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
So the bolt is as simple as a hex bolt from Home...

So the bolt is as simple as a hex bolt from Home Depot? Is that a regular nut or a lock nut? And the forestay loop just goes straight on there, or is there a block there too?

After I went back...
Forum: MacGregor 03-24-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
I think I can post a link to my pics now. Since...

I think I can post a link to my pics now. Since I was new I had to have 2 posts before the thing would allow a link from me... Here's what I'm looking at, I'll get pics of the cabin another day.
...
Forum: MacGregor 03-24-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
I'm a long way off from this, but paint. I've...

I'm a long way off from this, but paint. I've been reading all your posts on rehabs, and I've read Epoxy, latex acrylic, I haven't heard anybody say anything about gelcoat? I have a $300 boat, I'm...
Forum: MacGregor 03-24-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
That sounds easy enough... Is it easy to put back...

That sounds easy enough... Is it easy to put back on? I'm assuming just the reverse. About the drain tube, I don't remember that, but I saw a compressed one on the V17 that the deck had sunk on,...
Forum: MacGregor 03-24-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 38,028
Posted By ajsemtb
hey guys, I just wanted to say you have all...

hey guys, I just wanted to say you have all inspired me, and you may have single handedly saved my '72 from a scrap yard... I bought this last year for $300, and I'm sure I got what I paid for. ...
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